Finding value on Trans-Pacific routings.

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Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Finding value on Trans-Pacific routings. A preliminary assessment of fares in Business class seems to suggest that Trans-Pacific routings are the most dear. What are you experiences around cheaper Business fares on a Trans-Pacific route? Would love to hear suggestions from any points and to any destinations. I'm sure there is a weak link waiting to be found.


Member since 05 Oct 2011

Total posts 115

Ther are some reasonable fares available through asia and you could easily have a bit of a stopover. Asiana comes to mind.


Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2013

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I have been looking at fares from Adelaide to San Francisco. I’m aware that QANTAS has just opened up direct flights from Australia to SFO. But another option is to use Cathay. Depending on the day, Cathay can be cheaper than the QANTAS business fare. Interestingly, you could get more QANTAS status credits flying Cathay than QANTAS. If my sums are correct, you would get 520 SCs for Cathay (ADL-MEL-HKG-SFO business return) compared to QANTAS (ADL-SYD-SFO business return) with 440 status credits. Of course, the route with Cathay takes longer, but I like flying with Cathay and I really like the lounges at HKG….

Hope this helps

Rod H

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Mar 2015

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I have found that Air New Zealand have very competitive airfares across the Pacific. Way cheaper than most and very good service as well.Have used them several times and found them to be very good indeed if one can understand their accent!!!!  Can't really fault them at all.



Member since 12 Apr 2013

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In the middle of November Air New Zealand MEL-LAX-MEL is about 4.5K and I do not believe that you find anything much cheaper. Qantas for example is about 6K

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